Admissions

International Student Admissions

 

To apply for admission, an applicant residing in a country other than the United States must:

  1. Complete and submit an Admissions Application. Students should apply to the College directly, not through a brokerage or other business. (Application forms are available on each campus or online.)
  2. Make a payment of $300 to cover the international student processing fee. This fee is non-refundable.
  3. Submit offical high school and college transcripts. Photocopies are not acceptable. Documents must attest to the student's graduation status. Original credentials must be accompanied by English translations certified as correct.
  4. Provide proof of English language comprehension/fluency. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores of 68 (iBT), 190 (CbT) or 520 (paper-based format) are required. Saslem Community College does not offer intensive English as a Second Language instruction. TOEFL test scores must be submitted directly from The College Board to Salem Community College. Photocopies from the student are not acceptable.
  5. Submit proof of age through copy of birth certificate or passport.
  6. Provide an Affidavit of Support Form completed by the student's sponsor and notarized at a United States Consulated or Embassy. Supporting documentation must accompany the affidavit and amounts must be listed in U.S. dollars.
  7. Provide a check or money order for $5,000 U.S. drawn on a United States bank or other financial institution made payable to Salem Community College. The money will be deposited into the student's account and will be used to pay a portion of the tuition and fees for the first two semesters.

 

Upon the receipt of all required material and deposits, an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigration Student Status) will be processed and mailed to the student. The student will need to take the I-20 and accompanying documentation to the United States Consulate or Embassy to meet with a consular official. The decision to grant an F-1/M-1 student visa is made by the consulate or embassy staff representing the United States Department of State.

 

Students who are denied an F-1/M-1 Visa

 

Must write to SCC's Director of Enrollment and Transition Services to request a refund due to visa denial. SCC will refund all tuition, fees and the $300 international student processing fee.

 

 

Students who are admitted under an F-1/M-1 Visa

 

Must enroll full-time (12 credits or more) and hold at least a 2.0 grade point average each semester in order to maintain good standing. Students failing to do so will have their enrollment ended.

 

 

Students holding a B-1/B-2 Visa

 

Are required to return to their home countries if they wish to apply for F-1/M-1 visa status. International students who sih to transfer to Salem Community College must be in compliance with their student visa requirements, request a transfer release from the other institution, and must follow the steps outlined for international student applicants.

 

 

International Student Estimated Cost

 

The annual estimated cost for an international student is $23,000. This includes tuition, fees, living expenses and off-campus room and board.

 

 

Application Deadline for International Students

 

  • Fall (September) applicants - July 1
  • Spring (January) applicants - November 1